Lakeland Public Television is proud to present Lakeland Kids Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 3rd.
The event will be held in the Westgate Mall in Brainerd. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. families will have a chance to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, a popular Lakeland Kids character. Parents should bring their own cameras for photo opportunities with Clifford.
In an effort to encourage reading amongst families, Brainerd Public Library staff will be providing several story time breaks throughout the morning. There will also be prize drawings.
Multi-talented Finnish storyteller and magician, Cheryl Sawyer, is coming to the Brainerd Public Library on Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30pm to share her stories and fun. She weaves in magic and balloon art making, and enthralls crowds of children of all ages with her skill at speaking Finnish. She infuses humor and creative sound effects in the story telling and draws you in to use your imagination.
Take a step back in time with Virginia Mae Hope, portrayed by Melissa Friedmann of the Minnesota History Players. Virginia was a pilot and was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots. She will be at the Brainerd Public Library on Tuesday, March 20th at 3:30pm. Her life was short but exciting. Learn what it was like growing up on a farm in Winnebago, Minnesota during the Great Depression and serving as a female pilot during World War II. There will also be information about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its national impact, and the changing roles of women during World War II.
A Hunger Games Writing
March 7th at 1:00pm to 3:00pm Ages 13-17
Brainerd Public Library
The workshop is free, but requires registration, register by calling 829-5574
Suzanne Collins’s fast-paced, plot-driven novels had us all up late at night turning pages, so in this workshop, we’ll slow things down and examine why. Looking at characterization, tone, point of view, and style, we’ll analyze why these books are so absorbing and discuss how we can learn from them as writers. Limited space available.
The Kitchigami Regional Library System has launched the 3M Cloud Library eBooks service to all Kitchigami cardholders on September 20th. The new service can be found on the Kitchigami webpage at http://www.krls.org.
Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er), Minnesota Ojibwe author and Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, visits the Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, May 31 at 6:00pm. He’ll present on his most recently released book “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask.” More than one hundred stereotype-debunking questions—thoughtful, awkward, and searching—answered with solid information, humor, and compassion. He’ll also present on his children’s book Awesiinyensag, published in 2011.
For 8 weeks this summer, kids flocked to the Brainerd Public Library for the Summer Reading Program "One World Many Stories." Children traveled the world this summer by exploring exotic places such as Africa and Antarctica through stories, guest speakers, crafts, music, dance, and other activities. We have seen imaginations opened to a world that TV and video games just cannot provide.
Registration is required and space is limited. The tours are approximately one hour in length and cover the history of 34 downtown Brainerd locations. We will begin the tour with a movie premiere of "Brainerd Begins" and "The Brainerd Historic Water Tower."
To register, call the Brainerd Public Library at: 218-829-5574.
It’s time for a theater treat that is sure to delight all ages with unique puppets made from scratch and stories that come from many Indigenous cultures. Coyote Stories will offer you many stories with many lessons. The puppets come alive on Saturday, January 28th at 10:00am at the Brainerd Public library.
We don't have much snow outside so it's time to make our own. Come to story time at the Brainerd Public library on Monday Feb 13th at 6:30 pm to make your own snow globe. Come hear some fun snow stories first and then make your own snow globe. All ages are welcome. Let it snow!